Saturday Night

EDINBURGH – The Grassmarket Community Center, 88 Candlemaker Row

I. IRANIAN SHORT STORIES – 18:30 – 20:30

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II. DRAWN TOGETHER (Feature+2 Shorts) – 21:00 – 22:30




Since our first year, we at unDependence have been trying to support filmmaking colleagues in Iran. The political climate has led to sanctions that prevent many short film makers from paying for submission fees to participate at festivals abroad. We don’t even know how many stories we are missing. This year we have assigned a whole programme to films from Iran. Accompany Mr Ahmadi on his bus trip, become witness to a young teachers’ attempt to safe a little girl from her violent father, watch psychological warfare between a babysitter and her warden, watch minimal theatre unfild in a bus station and cheer for your favourite Volleyball team together with these amazing protagonists.

    • MR. AHMADI & A SIMPLE JOURNEY – Sarah Saghari (13:00)
    • PARVAZ MAHIHA (FLYING FISH) – Mohammad Towrivarian (14:38)
    • LIKE A GOOD KID – Arian Vazirdaftari (20:00)
    • EESTGAH (STATION) – Marzieh Wafamer (14:43)
  • ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL? – Mohammad Bakhshi (15:00)


The beautiful power of our imagination: Could it be possible that we can change the world? Three Comic Artists address in their work the sexist and racist stereotyping in their field of work. A film and animated shorts about the true meaning of UNDEPENDENCE: it starts in your mind and is an attitude of peaceful resistance towards the status Quo.

    • YOUR EYES WILL I EVER?– Felicien Colmet Daage (4:22)

In a house lost in the middle of the desert a man sees his girlfriend gradually transform into a butterfly.

    • NEKO NO HI (CAT DAYS) – John Frickey (11:09)

Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to see the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless case of cat flu. However, according to the doctor, this means that Jiro must be a cat. As father and son try to cope with the boy’s new identity, things go awry.

    • DRAWN TOGETHER– Harleen Singh (52:01:00)

Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes looks at the pervasive culture of racist stereotyping in U.S. society through the lens of comics and their dynamic creators.